Table 1—

Prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and physical activity by selected characteristics (MEPS 2000–2002)

Selected characteristicsDiabetesObese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)Active
Total 6.3 ± 0.16 23.5 ± 0.31 56.0 ± 0.41 
Sex    
    Men 6.4 ± 0.22 23.0 ± 0.43 60.1 ± 0.49 
    Women 6.2 ± 0.20 24.0 ± 0.36 52.2 ± 0.48 
Age-groups (years)    
    18–29 0.8 ± 0.09 17.0 ± 0.51 64.0 ± 0.63 
    30–39 2.0 ± 0.15 24.3 ± 0.54 57.5 ± 0.69 
    40–49 4.2 ± 0.22 26.7 ± 0.53 55.5 ± 0.61 
    50–59 9.5 ± 0.41 27.9 ± 0.68 52.8 ± 0.73 
    60–69 14.5 ± 0.59 27.5 ± 0.80 54.4 ± 0.99 
    ≥70 15.9 ± 0.58 19.5 ± 0.63 45.2 ± 0.86 
Race/ethnicity    
    White 5.9 ± 0.15 22.8 ± 0.32 56.9 ± 0.44 
    Black 9.3 ± 0.51 33.5 ± 0.88 51.6 ± 1.15 
    Hispanic 6.8 ± 0.35 25.9 ± 0.76 51.5 ± 0.91 
    Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian 5.03 ± 0.62 7.3 ± 0.93 51.2 ± 1.81 
    Native American, Aleut, Eskimo 9.1 ± 1.58 34.2 ± 2.85 48.3 ± 3.08 
Education levels    
    Less than high school 9.5 ± 0.39 25.8 ± 0.58 47.8 ± 0.69 
    High school 6.0 ± 0.19 25.4 ± 0.39 55.9 ± 0.50 
    Some college (<4 years) 4.8 ± 0.50 25.4 ± 0.97 58.3 ± 1.04 
    College degree (4 years) 4.7 ± 0.31 18.0 ± 0.59 61.2 ± 0.65 
    Graduate degree (>4 years) 4.1 ± 0.42 15.2 ± 0.85 64.3 ± 1.09 
Smoking status    
    Not current 6.5 ± 0.18 24.2 ± 0.36 57.0 ± 0.44 
    Current 5.0 ± 0.25 20.1 ± 0.51 52.6 ± 0.69 
BMI    
    Normal (18.5–24.9 kg/m23.1 ± 0.14 — 62.5 ± 0.55 
    Overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m26.0 ± 0.22 — 58.6 ± 0.50 
    Obese, class I and II (30.0–39.9 kg/m211.4 ± 0.37 — 46.0 ± 0.62 
    Obese, class III (≥40 kg/m219.5 ± 1.20 — 32.3 ± 1.35 
Physical activity (moderate/vigorous)    
    Active (≥3 times/week) 4.4 ± 0.15 18.4 ± 0.35 — 
    Inactive (<3 times/week) 8.7 ± 0.26 30.2 ± 0.38 — 
Selected characteristicsDiabetesObese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)Active
Total 6.3 ± 0.16 23.5 ± 0.31 56.0 ± 0.41 
Sex    
    Men 6.4 ± 0.22 23.0 ± 0.43 60.1 ± 0.49 
    Women 6.2 ± 0.20 24.0 ± 0.36 52.2 ± 0.48 
Age-groups (years)    
    18–29 0.8 ± 0.09 17.0 ± 0.51 64.0 ± 0.63 
    30–39 2.0 ± 0.15 24.3 ± 0.54 57.5 ± 0.69 
    40–49 4.2 ± 0.22 26.7 ± 0.53 55.5 ± 0.61 
    50–59 9.5 ± 0.41 27.9 ± 0.68 52.8 ± 0.73 
    60–69 14.5 ± 0.59 27.5 ± 0.80 54.4 ± 0.99 
    ≥70 15.9 ± 0.58 19.5 ± 0.63 45.2 ± 0.86 
Race/ethnicity    
    White 5.9 ± 0.15 22.8 ± 0.32 56.9 ± 0.44 
    Black 9.3 ± 0.51 33.5 ± 0.88 51.6 ± 1.15 
    Hispanic 6.8 ± 0.35 25.9 ± 0.76 51.5 ± 0.91 
    Asian, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian 5.03 ± 0.62 7.3 ± 0.93 51.2 ± 1.81 
    Native American, Aleut, Eskimo 9.1 ± 1.58 34.2 ± 2.85 48.3 ± 3.08 
Education levels    
    Less than high school 9.5 ± 0.39 25.8 ± 0.58 47.8 ± 0.69 
    High school 6.0 ± 0.19 25.4 ± 0.39 55.9 ± 0.50 
    Some college (<4 years) 4.8 ± 0.50 25.4 ± 0.97 58.3 ± 1.04 
    College degree (4 years) 4.7 ± 0.31 18.0 ± 0.59 61.2 ± 0.65 
    Graduate degree (>4 years) 4.1 ± 0.42 15.2 ± 0.85 64.3 ± 1.09 
Smoking status    
    Not current 6.5 ± 0.18 24.2 ± 0.36 57.0 ± 0.44 
    Current 5.0 ± 0.25 20.1 ± 0.51 52.6 ± 0.69 
BMI    
    Normal (18.5–24.9 kg/m23.1 ± 0.14 — 62.5 ± 0.55 
    Overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m26.0 ± 0.22 — 58.6 ± 0.50 
    Obese, class I and II (30.0–39.9 kg/m211.4 ± 0.37 — 46.0 ± 0.62 
    Obese, class III (≥40 kg/m219.5 ± 1.20 — 32.3 ± 1.35 
Physical activity (moderate/vigorous)    
    Active (≥3 times/week) 4.4 ± 0.15 18.4 ± 0.35 — 
    Inactive (<3 times/week) 8.7 ± 0.26 30.2 ± 0.38 — 

Data are % ± SE.

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